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Vintage values

There’s an old “something is only worth somebody else is willing to pay for I write another blog vintage motorcycles, www.vintagemotorcycles.wordpress.com and is where I learn what think their motorcycle is and I will say this right off the some people have a inflated sense of the value of motorcycle or their 1970 helmet.

In my years as a surf owner I spent a great of time helping people the value of the used surfboard wanted to sell. A customer come in toting an old surfboard maybe they have had for or they picked it up at a garage somewhere for a few dollars, either way time to sell it. I would start off the conversation by asking how do you want for it?

The customer would “how much is it worth?”, is me asking again how much want for it, knowing that do have a dollar figure in that figure out of them is a funny game of cat and mouse. game goes on for just a bit and I throw out a price of what I I can sell it for (we sold surfboards on for a small percentage).

One of three things happen the customer is surprised in a good they’re offended or sometimes I get and I’m right there with they had in mind. At least the time it’s door two. If the offended one doesn’t out the door in a huff, I try to explain why I put the on their board that I It comes from the knowledge of what it will sell not what it may be worth.

There is a

The other difference I have to to people whether we are talking surfboards or motorcycles, is the difference just old and classic. What is the To make it as simple as I can, a is something that truly out in it’s time and has stood the of time. A ‘classic’ is something something that helped that time period, technologically or sociologically.

In surfboards, a Dewey Weber Performer is a a 1967 stock production, no name surfboard is just an old A Honda CM400A is just an old a 1969 Honda CB750 is a A Kawasaki Samurai is a neat but it’s just an old motorcycle, a ’72 H2 is a

You get my point here I hope.

I a portion of each morning ebay for cool old motorcycles or parts for my vintage motorcycle If I find something interesting I have some history I write a story about it, add pictures then post it. If I something interesting that I know much about, I do research and then write I have learned..spread the knowledge you

But here’s the best part of at bikes on ebay…the value a puts on the motorcycle. I catch laughing out loud every I guess laughter is the best way to the day. For some people the is based on sentimental value, “I had this bike since I was a boy back on the farm in Iowa”, or, ” I restored this bike the ground up, I have $7324.14 in opening bid for this Honda is $7500.

Here’s the deal sentimental value does not in real world value. If you want to sell it for a realistic then don’t put it on the market. If you $7324.14 on a CB350, well you should be institutionalized, then you to realize that every you put into it was for your own enjoyment. you add accessories or do restoration work, the of thumb is that you can expect to get around half of what you put it.

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That’s the real world.

I put a little list of bikes I fit in the “you must be kidding” ready…? A rusty, sidecover fenders all scuffed up 1979 XR80 for only $2000. How a custom Maico dirtbike the ’70′s for a paltry $7,000, or you have fancy a dirty, up, yellowed gas tank, not sure of the or hours on the bike ’88 Yamaha BIG with a starting price of

How does a very nicely 1968 Suzuki T500 for fit in your garage? Now here is the fun really begins. How can you turn the opportunity to buy a 1969 Indian minibike in well used for only $2600.

I don’t think you could get that for one of the Harley Clone Indians a couple of years ago!?

And is the capper for the day, a beautiful, 99% 1978 Kawasaki Z1R turbo will only lighten wallet by $25,000, you can actually a real nice one for less half that.

What do all bikes have in common? crazy prices, they all been on ebay a while, and all have zero bids. I why.

So what was my point in this today, it’s not to make fun of anybody or what believe the value of their is, the point was to take my experience in used goods for people and use it to somebody think about their Suzuki 250 triple needs work, or that metalflake helmet to sell . not about on ebay. If you want to it, sell it. Get a fair price for it and be Like my old friend Doug to say, “buy it for $1, sell it for $2 and be with a one percent profit”

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